Residential Life and Housing


Special Residential Communities

Adelphi offers a variety of residential communities for specific interests.

Students may choose from a variety of residential options in our seven residence halls on the Garden City campus, including several available room types and special residential communities. Adelphi also attempts to provide special accommodations to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Please note that the cost of housing depends on the room type and/or community selected.

Students may request a specific housing assignment based on their interests, academic needs or other aspects of their identity. Students should indicate their choices on the Residence Hall Agreement. Assignments are based on room availability, and some frequently asked questions specific to these communities are included below. Please visit our main FAQ page for more information regarding residential life as a whole.

First-Year Living-Learning communities

A wonderful way to make friends, earn credits that are required for all first-year students, and be part of student life from your very first day at Adelphi.

There are two First-Year Living-Learning Communities for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  1. In the Leadership Community (under the direction of Dr. Lisa Minicozzi), the course is crafted to develop your already-strong leadership skills with speakers from and trips to New York City.
  2. In the Service-Learning Community (under the direction of Dr. Diana Feigi), the course will center around the idea of what it means to be a compassionate citizen with service-learning trips around Long Island.

Highlights of the Living-Learning Communities include:

  • On-floor classroom and study lounge in Residence Hall B
  • Community-based First-Year Seminar course (4 credits) in the fall
  • Personalized English 107 (3 credits) in the spring
  • Earn the Leadership Certificate and connect your learning to a career
  • Take trips into New York City and/or across Long Island

New Hall B Living Learning Community

Applications for the fall 2018 – spring 2019 academic year were due by Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Students who are accepted into the First-Year Living-Learning Communities will be notified on Monday, June 11, 2018.

For more information, read the frequently asked questions below or email We are happy to answer your questions and tell you more.  

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing—which is now available in Chapman Hall, Waldo Hall and Residence Hall B—refers to rooms where people of any sex or gender identity can live together. This housing option helps create an environment that acknowledges, respects, and appreciates the diversity of our student body. Students may choose to live in Gender Inclusive Housing because they identify as transgender, they do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity, or they prefer to live with a roommate of a different sex or gender identity. Like all other on-campus housing options at Adelphi University, students are discouraged from living with their current partner regardless of sexual orientation.

gender inclusive housing

Applications for Fall 2018 are due by Monday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m.

Please note: Gender Inclusive Housing requires that you submit a Gender Inclusive Housing Roommate Preferences (PDF) form and a Gender Inclusive Housing Policy Agreement (PDF) form during the room selection process.

The Honors College Suites

The Honors College section of Earle Hall is set up with suites that can accommodate approximately 30 Honors College students. Each suite has a semi-private bath and common living area. Honors College classrooms, study lounges, and computer rooms are also located in Earle Hall.


A collaborative and engaged community whose members support each others’ artistic endeavors and develop their passion for the arts as a whole. The Arts District is open to all Adelphi students, regardless of major, but an appreciation of the performing and visual arts is essential to having a meaningful experience in this community.

Highlights include:

  • Dedicated wing on the second floor of Earle Hall
  • Arts specific programming 
  • Opportunities to interact and collaborate with other student artists
  • Faculty Contacts from Art, Dance, Music, and Theater
For more information, read the frequently asked questions below or email We are happy to answer your questions and tell you more.  

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Residential Life and Housing
Earle Hall, Room 100
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